Discussion in 'Filipino Martial Arts' started by Hapuka, Jan 27, 2016.
Are the grills on WEKAF helmets narrow enough to stop a thrust from a Black Fencer waster?
I've decided for starters to change my sparring rakau (I think its called a bankaw? - Filipino staff). Its a million times better to spar with if you're not planning on killing anyone (unlike manuka). Next I will be getting some fencing gear - https://wmashop.com/. Its a matter of finances now.
Wekaf gear is good, the helmet is a little cumbersome due to the weight, but gives good support all around.. I would be careful of the thrust to the face plate though due to the gap between the screen. Unless you put some sort of wire mesh over the original screen, I would seriously avoid the attacks to the face region
That's one of a few terms for the staff in Filipino martial arts yeah. My instructor used the term kawayan, though I think that was technically a spear rather than a blunt staff. Sibat is another you hear.
Never thrust on a WEKAF grill, too dangerous, not worth it.
Only just saw this.
Thanks for the correction to you both!
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